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Re: IDL 5.3 here

In article <383B19AA.756AD0DC@astro.cornell.edu>,
	"J.D. Smith" <jdsmith@astro.cornell.edu> writes:
> In case you haven't seen it, IDL 5.3 has been officially 
> announced.  Among the
> most interesting new features:
> *.RESET_SESSION command to eliminate the frequent restarts required by
> heavy-duty programmers.  Yeah!

This command is *very* useful.  I've been using it quite a bit with
the 5.3 beta version.  It's one of those things (like POINTERS) that 
makes you think "how did we get along without this for so long?"

> It seems for those Linux users that older versions are no longer supported --
> RedHat 6.0 is baselined as the minimum OS (which basically means glibc>2.1 for
> those non-RH Linux users out there).  I confirmed this with a segfault on my
> RH5.2 (glibc 2.0.7) machine.  Time to upgrade.

If you are upgrading, I would suggest the SuSE Linux 
distribution (www.suse.com).  IDL works fine with SuSE 6.1,  
and it's much better than Redhat in my opinion.



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